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FOX News
Nov 14, 2009 6:00pm EST
of the fort hood shooting victims. president obama promising justice, but warning congress not to turn the tragedy into political theater. >> this comes as the president arrives in singapore. he is there for the asian pacific economic summit to push for free trade in the region. also the remnants from tropical storm ida heading back out to sea after cause ago lot of problems for a big chunk of the east coast. flooding and beach erosion is being reported from the carolinas all the way up to new jersey. first a former attorney general taking the justice department to task for its decision to try the self proclaimed master mind behind the world trade center attacks and four others in new york city. as a federal judge, he presided over the trial in the first attack on the twin towers, that was back in 1993. in an exclusive interview with fox news, he says the move to try khalid mohammed and his alleged co-conspirators in a civilian court reflects an unwise, pre-9-11 mindset. molly henneberg is live in dc with the latest on this. the former attorney general says that these five men should b
FOX News
Nov 15, 2009 4:00pm EST
here because we are definitely looking out for you. >> gregg: this is a fox news alert. obama administration now considering a prison in rural illinois to house the gitmo detainees. >> i'm julie banderas. illinois governor pat quinn coming in and out favor of the plan saying that the correctional facility would primarily serve as a federal prison leased out to the defense department to house less than 100 gitmo detainees. >> this prison will always be known as a federal prison, a small portion may be used in the near term by the department of defense to incarcerate detainees that are convicted from guantanamo bay. other than that it's going to be a federal prison providing employment and economic opportunity for many illinois citizens for decades to come. >> julie: we've got fox team coverage. julie is monitoring events in washington. first we go to corina. they are going to be looking at the facility tomorrow. how fast or possible are preparations moving? >> illinois governor pat quinn met with the president earlier this month to discuss the possible plan and today the govern
FOX News
Nov 1, 2009 12:00pm EST
president obama time to decide if he'll send additional troops to afghanistan. white house said all along they won't make a decision on the troop levels here until this afghan election has been resolved. by all appearances now it will be president karzai. there is the issue of legitimacy. the short one, it gives a new government for the u.s. and other international partners to work with. this is part of the basis of adding troops is there must be a credible, viable partner in afghanistan. everything that has happened with this election process has cast doubt whether or not hamid karzai is that viable credible partner. the corruption is so wide and widespread across all of the government here. there is a real concern that going forward this election may just embolden hamid karzai and prevent him from firing the officials that the u.s. would like to see fired. shannon? >> shannon: now reporting live for us from afghanistan. thank you very much for the update, connor. so what implications will abdullah's withdrawal have for the u.s.? caroline shively standing by with the look at that angle.
FOX News
Nov 1, 2009 4:00pm EST
: president obama wrapping up a trip to new jersey to support john improper design's bid. -- jon corzine. now running neck and neck with gop challenge chris christy. garden state is just one of two major gubernatorial show downs. the other one is in virginia where republican bob mack donl holds a substantial lead. we'll check on that raise with karl cameron but first, let's head to new jersey where we find julie that is following all the action there. >> reporter: the white house wants a big win in intelligence and obama camp isn't just sitting back this tight, important race in the final hours. you saw the live video. obama carried new jersey by 20 points. president is working to get out of the vote for jon corzine who? trouble in this tight race. push by mr. obama is aimed at energizing the base in new jersey, especially african-american voters who helped obama win the white house introducing the president as his partner and friend and hero and vowing his famous campaign slogan. >> a year ago, new jersey went to the polls just like we're going on tuesday, right? and we said, yes, we can. [
FOX News
Nov 1, 2009 10:00am EST
for president obama, the commander in chief heading to edge in in the next hour, to attend two campaign events for the incumbent governor, democrat john corzine. good morning, everyone i'm jamie colby. >> eric: and i'm eric sean. president obama will be leading the campaign rallies in camden and newark later on today and both cities having democratic strongholds with thousands of democratic voters, who pulled the lever for president obama last november. just anywhere you look at shows jon corzine and chris christie running neck and neck and tuesday's election one of two high profile governor's races and could give us insight into what is to come in the midterm election next year. meanwhile, there is that hot congressional race in upstate new york, that is seeing the conservative candidate knock off the republican, even before the polls open in 48 hours. white house senior correspondents major garrett is now live at the white house. first, major, let's start with the special election, in upstate new york and what does the white house hope to get out of a race so focused on the republican droppi
FOX News
Nov 15, 2009 12:00pm EST
a warehouse to house the gitmo detine knees. president obama promised to close the place for next year. julie kirtz has the latest from washington. >> although no decision has been announced, an obama administration official tells us a near empty prison is an option for detain tees from guantanamo bay. an idea backed by the governor wood would allow the federal bure reof prisons to buy the prison and turn it into a supermax facility. the prison is in a small town called thompson village, 150 miles west of chicago. local proponents of the idea say it will bring 3,000 much-needed jobs to the area. but there is plenty of opposition for those who say it's horrible way to help the local economy and make the area a terror target. >> i can't imagine the people of illinois would like to have the prisoners encars rated in the state. there may be some local officials who support it but i expect it will be a huge issue in illinois, probably in the u.s. senate race up there next year. >> a huge issue is decision by the obama administration to bring khalid sheikh mohammed and the alleged 9/11 mastermind a
FOX News
Nov 15, 2009 10:00am EST
headquarters, gitmo and the corn field, could bring terrorist trials to downtown chicago and the obama administration considering transferring them to the thompson correctional facility and it is 160 miles west of the windy city and could be the new home for about 100 gitmo terror suspects and the idea already sparking a big potential battle in congress. caroline shivley live in washington with the latest on this, caroline, good morning. how would this work if the federal government bought the prison from the state and put the gitmo detainees in it? >> reporter: the state of illinois would sell thompson correctional facility to the federal bureau of preference and they'd turn it into a super max prison with a portion of it to house, 100 guantanamo bay detainees and the rest of the facility would be used for federal inmates and an administration official tells fox no decision is made yet but it is definitely an option, eric. >> eric: local illinois officials are for the plan. including the governor. why do they support it? >> reporter: well, it sounds like this money, mainly. and it is
FOX News
Nov 14, 2009 4:00pm EST
the news, president obama right in the middle of a tour of asia and assuring the u.s. will not be cowed by north korea. we'll have a live report from singapore. >> and the attorney for the fort hood shooter wants his client to get a psychiatric evaluation. the attorney says mental responsibility will be a crucial issue here as many of those killed at fort hood are laid to rest today. >> gregg: it could very well be the next trial of the essential. yesterday we learned that the five men suspected of playing vital roles in 9/11 terror attackss will now stand trial in manhattan. yards from where the twin towers fell. eric holder insisting the case is rock solid. some view the of as politically and legally risky. molly henneberg is live in washington with more on that. >> molly: attorney general holder says this can work. they can try these terrorists and he is not worried about the outcome. >> i'm quite confident on the basis that we will be able to present some of the evidence, which has not been publicly discussed before. we will be successful in our attempts to convict those men. >> mol
FOX News
Nov 28, 2009 12:00pm EST
president obama announces his decision on the way forward in afghanistan on tuesday night, will it be too little too late? joining me to discuss that question from the american university, former pakistani ambassador to the u.s., dr. ahmed and from the military side one of our military analysts major general bob scales. good to have you here today to talk about this. >> hi, brian. >> brian: let's talk about it, first of all, from a sort of a diplomatic standpoint. the president is going to apparently ramp up to some degree military forces inside afghanistan. now, your thoughts about that and how will he be received in the region? >> brian, my feeling is that the number of troops is not going to change the outcome of the war. it will make a difference, but not change it. what will change the outcome will be a strategy. president obama really needs to give a clear-cut strategy which ensures the long-term people's relationship which guards interest of america, relationship with afghanistan and pakistan and that's a difficult order because right now you have unpopular, leaders. >> theoretica
FOX News
Nov 29, 2009 10:00am EST
shawn. as president obama prepares to announce his plans for more troops in afghanistan, there is a new shocking senate report. it cites one reason for the increased terrorist insurgency there. that reason is osama bin laden. and the decision by the u.s. military not to send in more troops to pursue him. at one point when he was hiding out in tora bora eight years ago. fox's caroline shively live in washington with the latest on the story. caroline, it's very controversial. not enough troops believed to have been sent to pursue bin laden. any new details in the report this morning? >> well, it's widely noted this was a costly mistake for the u.s. this report said flat out that american troops had osama bin laden within their grasp in tora bora, three months since 9/11 when military leaders decided not to go after him with force. the quote -- >> the report isn't bipartisan. it was done by democrats. >> eric: referring to john kerry, the senator from massachusetts on the panel. it's interesting that it comes two days before the president makes remarks and will give his speech about the tr
FOX News
Nov 8, 2009 4:00pm EST
: president obama is scheduled to take part in a memorial ceremony on the post on tuesday. they are getting ready to build a stage, an area where the ceremony is going to take place. >> julie: president and first lady expected to attend, as well. thank you very much >> gregg: house of representatives passing the health care reform bill by just a couple votes. if the u.s. senate passes a compromise between those two bills will have to eventually be made. the final legislation could be very different on what the house just voted on. what is likely to change and will health care be harder to pass in the second time around. joining us now republican congressman brian bill bray and and palone. the president said she absolutely convinced that the senate will pass health care reform. will it? will it bear any resemblance to the house bill? >> they will. i'm convinced they will because i think most of us most of us realize with the status yeo and major problems with people not having insurance. basic framework will be the same. health exchange with private and public options that people can go to f
FOX News
Nov 7, 2009 12:00pm EST
be the major stumbling block? this vote so crucial that as we speak, president obama is on the hill for an extremely rare weekend visitment we have a team of reporters standing by for the very latest on this drama in congress coming up next, a great deal of news occurring on this busy saturday, fox news journalists are on the job and standing by. democrats were up until the wee hours negotiating amendments to an estimated 1 trillion dollar health care overhaul. the president is making his push to democrats today, do they have the votes to push this through? wendell goler is live at the capitol with the latest, hello. >> reporter: hi, brian, most of that wrangling involved a compromise to get democrats to support the health care reform plan by blocking the use of federal money to use money for abortions who women who are forced to use a subsidized government plan. the complication that could arise here, would arise if republicans expected to vote in favor of abortion restrictions vote against this amendment and are joined by liberal democrats who would oppose the abortion restrictio
FOX News
Nov 28, 2009 4:00pm EST
see it as dithering. they thought president obama made waited too long to increase nato contributions. have these protracted deliberations had a negative impact, or was it necessary? >> it certainly wasn't a running start into the problem. what is really going to be more important than what has happened over the last 30 days or so using that as the deliberative period is what happens after the decision is made. then it's all about action. at that point, no weak knees, no vacillation because what the congress has to understand, this is the president's challenge. he has to make the congress understand, our enemies understand and afghan people understand that just like we did with iraq, we're not leaving until it's on terms that are favorable to us. once they all understand that, things are going to turn around. until they do, it's going to be a tough slog. >> gregg: if the objective is to clear areas with military force, followed by civilian and economic programs which appears to be the plan, isn't it also important to attack al-qaeda itself? >> you have to be doing that at the same tim
FOX News
Nov 7, 2009 6:00pm EST
. president obama and first lady michelle obama will travel to fort hood on tuesday for a memorial service to honor the victims. >> a fox news exclusive with the uncle of fort hood shooting suspect hasan, he says his nephew loves the united states and the violence hasan is accused of is unlike anything he's ever seen before from him. we have more from the west bank. >> hi. the family is in shock and say the attack does not gel with the person they know. we learned more about him when i sat down with his uncle this morning. did you see this coming that he would kill these people? >> i was surprised that he use a gun because he's a medical doctor. i didn't think they train him to use gun. he was in medical school. he fainted when he saw blood. >> what was the response after 9-11? >> he was saying, they are killers when they did 9-11. he did not approve of it and he didn't like the reaction, like they make collective punishment for the background for islam. if brother did something, it means other brothers are responsible. >> they're waiting to see if he comes out of his coma and if they can
FOX News
Nov 14, 2009 12:00pm EST
. >> the obama administration insists trying 9/11 master minds here in the u.s. is safe, but some victims and former bush administration officials don't agree. we'll have the fallout over one of the administration's most controversial decisions. victims of the fort hood shooting will be buried today. president obama is urging congress to wait before looking into possible intelligence failures, but some in congress elsewhere want to know was this attack preventible and the holidays are a difficult time for our servicemen and women. country singer amy grant is teaming up with the red cross to send holiday cheer to our troops. find out how you can help. i'm brian wilson, news from the the nation's capital starts right now. >> well, it's among one of the most controversial decisions of the obama presidency. the alleged 9/11 conspirators will now face trial in new york city. the u.s. attorney general describes his move as monumental. molly henneberg is following developments and joins us now live from washington. >> hi, attorney general eric holder says this can work, the u.s. can try the terr
FOX News
Nov 8, 2009 12:00pm EST
. to a group called organizing for america. mr. obama wrote, "this is a night to celebrate, but not to rest." those who voted for reform deserve our thanks. the next phase of the fight has already begun. he then points to the process in the senate saying insurance companies and other special interests are already pushing to bury the bill as he put it. then he asked people to contribute $25 or whatever they can afford so we can finish this fight, as he said. now he did not mention that the problem in the senate is that there are several democrats along with all the republicans who have serious misgivings about several of the proposals on the senate side. especially a government healthcare plan, the so-called public option. the concerns of key democrats on that issue will have to be overcome. to get a bill passed out of the senate. shannon? > >> shannon: a long uphill battle. thank you for the update. the house passed the legislation by 220-215 vote and with support from a single republican. joining us more with the political implications, sam youngman from "the hill newspaper" and political
FOX News
Nov 29, 2009 12:00pm EST
facilities potentially announced be iran. a direct challenge to obama administration and the united nations. >> and the world. have a good day. >> take care. >> shannon: nuclear showdown. i'm ran makes a stunning announcement in blatant defiance of the international community. we are following breaking news. will tiger talk? the silence is fueling speculation over the circumstances of the early morning crash. minutes ago we got word over the 911 tapes will be released today. standing by live for that. the numbers are in. retailers got a boost from the black friday shoppers. we'll ask an expert how to get the best deals. i'm shannon bream. america's news headquarters live from the nation's capitol starts now. this is a fox news alert. iranian government approved a plan to build ten new uranium enrichment plants. iranian state tv report they'll be the same size as the plant you will see in satellite photo we'll show you. we have much more. what can you tell us about breaking news? >> fox news spoke with the e.u. foreign policy chief. he has interfaced the most in the negotiations. the
FOX News
Nov 7, 2009 4:00pm EST
legislation sometime tonight. keeping an eye on president obama met with the democratic caucus this afternoon and urging them to unite behind that bill. >>> this is their moment and our moment to live up to the trust that the american people have placed in us. even when it's hard. especially when it's hard. this is our moment to deliver. >> gregg: we began with wendall live at the white house, what did democratic supporters say about the bill today? >> they feel the democrats they are making history here. they see an end to people denied health insurance base they can't afford it. people that can afford health insurance because of preexisting conditions or people have health insurance finding that health problems max it out. president obama came here to caulk with us the democrats to try and put them in shape, not by leaning on them to support a party line but by telling them now is the time to deliver on the heath care promises that he made in his campaign and that other presidents have been making going as far back as truman. >> it's very humbling to stand here when we can associate ourselv
FOX News
Nov 8, 2009 10:00am EST
'm eric sean and welcome to america's news headquarters for this sunday morning, president obama praising the bill's passage calling it an historic step toward providing quality affordable health care for america. 36 million of us will be covered under the bill. but, republicans passed last night, a job killing, tax hiking deficit exploding government takeover of our medical system, it is said, and the president is urging the senate to follow suit and calling on congress to send him legislation he can sign before the end of the year, caroline shivley live in washington with the latest on the bill and its aftermath, a 14 hour process yesterday we saw, and takes through the vote. >> reporter: sure, we saw it all on this floor, cheering, yelling, gavel-banging, members bringing babies on the floor as props and in the end, democrats pushed the ten-year, 2,000 page, $1.2 trillion measure and the vote 220-215, two more than they needed to pass and of the 177 house republicans only one voted for it, joseph gow, a person who holds an overwhelmingly democratic seat in new orleans, eric serving and
FOX News
Nov 21, 2009 12:00pm EST
on the first crucial vote of president obama's health care overhaul. fox news is covering all you need to know about tonight's health care vote on capitol hill. carl cameron is on the cutting edge of this story as he always is live from capitol hill. hello, carl. >> we're waiting and senators are debating and this will continue until eight o'clock tonight when they will have their first procedural vote in the u.s. senate on health care. it's already passed in the house, obviously, an entire package is awaiting some action between both chambers, but tonight at eight o'clock there will be this vote. 60 votes are required on what's referred to in the language, a motion to proceed. they're basically as you say, debating, beginning debating, brian. >> brian: all right, carl. how does it look? do they have the votes they need to go forward. it's nip and tuck, isn't it? >> well, harry reid set this process in motion, aware he needs 60 to do it and falling short would be a colassel embarrassment. unlikely he'll do that to the president or his party. there are from louisiana and nebraska, both democrat
FOX News
Nov 29, 2009 4:00pm EST
. >> gregg: it could be his biggest military test to date. president obama is preparing to address the nation on tuesday night to announce war plans on afghanistan. what is at stake for american troops. we'll be talking to a former army general coming up. so many arthritis pain relievers -- i just want fewer pills and relief that lasts all day. take 2 extra strength tylenol every 4 to 6 hours?!? taking 8 pills a day... and if i take it for 10 days -- that's 80 pills. just 2 aleve can last all day. perfect. choose aleve and you can be taking four times... fewer pills than extra strength tylenol. just 2 aleve have the strength to relieve arthritis pain all day. >> julie: now for the battle of health care reform. senate begins debate tomorrow. democrats united to push the measure through, but now the party is slit over issues like abortion coverage and a government option. joining us is former communication director of the senate committee. gentlemen, thank you, tony, the senate and house needs to resolve pretty substantial differences in the two bills in order for it to get to the president's d
FOX News
Nov 28, 2009 6:00pm EST
economy that obama inherited from bush, the fact that on poll questions when people are asked, yeah, they may refer republicans over democrats and house races by a little bit, but it should be a lot more at this point given unemployment and frankly the fact that the economy has been so weak this year. >> congressman -- >> the democrats are not in great shape. >> let me get to you weigh in on this. i asked richard if he thought some of these democratic lawmakers are vulnerable. they probably think they're vulnerable. if you look at their voting records, it's proof right there because a lot of them are voting with the gop. >> congressman, can you hear me? i lost you for a second. there is no question that many of the freshmen and sophomores, particularly from the south who are democratic and the west, have voted with the republicans. on average in a president's in power, there is about 16 seats the opposing party could pick up. when you look at charlie cook and you look at others who are projecting next year, they are certainly seeing 16 to 20, some are saying that it could go much hi
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